Julie hails from Massachusetts and graduated from Suffolk University in Boston 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. After graduation, Julie served as a full time AmeriCorps volunteer in the St. Louis Public School system as an education volunteer. During her service, Julie and her AmeriCorps teammates oversaw the organization and implementation of the school’s first field day activities for the students, as well as two book fairs giving every student in the school at least two books to own. After her service with AmeriCorps Julie joined the Peace Corps and saw herself placed as a literacy tutor in a rural Jamaican school. Upon completion of her two years of service, Julie saw over 1,000 books added to her school library, the creation of a literacy center for the school teachers, the creation of both a book club and arts club, and grew the school’s volleyball program to a parish championship in 2014.